Kate Scott is a Book Riot contributor and blogs about literature at Parchment Girl. She is a native New Englander currently navigating life in the South, a [some would say radical] environmentalist, and a firm believer in the power and wisdom of alternative and holistic medicine. When she’s not writing or researching new treatments, Kate can usually be found with her nose in a book.
Emily Croot is a college student pursuing a degree in Neuroscience at Union College with the eventual goal of becoming a Lyme Literate Doctor. Emily is currently recovering from Lyme and in her free time enjoys exploring the realms of reading, writing, and cooking. Eager to learn and excited to get the world talking about Lyme, Emily hopes she can help change people’s perceptions of Lyme. When she (finally) completes her treatment you’ll find her coaching and playing ice hockey, experimenting in the kitchen, studying the human body, writing her next novel, or chipping away at her mountain of books.
Kerry J. Heckman authors the wellness and lifestyle blog Body Mind Lyme. Her blog provides a positive message for those with invisible illness and builds connections through “The Lyme Interview” series. Finally diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease in 2016, her journey with invisible illness began over 10 years prior. Yoga, meditation, and diet are paramount in her treatment. She loves to travel and go on adventures, which she also writes about on her website. Other interests include: reading, knitting, and her Jack Russell Terrier mix, Scooter. Her motto to cope with Lyme disease is a quote from David Byrne: “We are like the birds. We adapt. We sing.” You can follow Kerry on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
Kate Hope is a Functional Nutritionist and a Certified GAPSTM Practitioner, with a masters degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition. Kate sees clients in-person or virtually, concentrating on Lyme disease and chronic conditions. Having been a Lyme patient herself, she knows how it feels, and she works with empathy and compassion, coaching her clients with a mind/body/spirit approach. You can follow Kate on Twitter and Facebook, and visit her website to learn more.
Eric Karlan recently compiled and edited a collection of Lyme disease memoirs titled Escaping the Lyme Inferno. While studying journalism at the University of Pennsylvania, he also wrote articles on Lyme disease, inspired by numerous family members’ battles with Lyme. Eric is a co-founder and co-president of Ivy Experience, a college prep company, as well as a freelance writer.